For flights bound for Australia or U.S.A., only duty-free LAGs (sold by duty free shops) purchased at the last port that are gate-delivered to the aircraft will be allowed to be carried on board the aircraft. Essentially, if you are departing from Singapore or transiting in Singapore to Australia or U.S.A., LAGs merchandises which are not purchased at Changi Airport and are not gate-delivered to the aircraft would be sieved out either by the Airline staff or Auxiliary Police Officers appointed by the Airlines at pre-board screening. You would be asked to discard the items before you are allowed to board the aircraft.
Australia and U.S. security checkpoints do not recognize the use of Security Temper Evident Bag (STEB). Hence, passengers with connecting flights after arrival to Australia and U.S.A. will be required to discard the items if the following measures are not taken:
a) If you are transiting via an Australian airport to another Australian destination or non-Australian destination, you are advised to purchase your LAGs item only at the last port before your final destination.
b) Similarly, if you are transiting via a U.S.A. airport to another U.S.A. or non-U.S.A. destination, you will have the opportunity to reclaim your check-in luggage before passing through U.S.A. customs, and your LAGs purchase must be placed in your check-in luggage prior to checking in for your connecting flight.
For further enquires on the above, you may approach the respective authorities for more information:
- Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport:
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration